Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield unveiled during Nintendo Direct

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Posted at 1:22 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 15:31:58-05

Pokémon fanatics won't have to wait much longer to experience new entries in the long-running pocket-monster video game series.

During a Pokémon themed Nintendo Direct Wednesday morning, two new titles were unveiled for the Nintendo Switch - Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

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Set in a brand new area called the Galar region, aspiring Pokémon trainers will explore countryside environments, snow-covered mountains, and contemporary cities.

"The people and Pokémon live together in this region, and they’ve worked together to develop the industries here," Director Shigeru Ohmori said.

Similar to past titles, gamers will visit various Gyms in the region to ultimately become the Pokémon champion.

Three new starter Pokémon for trainers to choose from were also revealed.

According to the games' website, Grookey is a grass type Chimp Pokémon full of boundless curioisty, Scorbunny is a fire type Rabbit Pokémon bursting with energy, and Sobble is a timid Water Lizard Pokémon that hides itself.

Both games are scheduled to release in late 2019.

Watch the full Nintendo Direct below: